Facebook news: Co-founder Chris Hughes thinks It’s time to break up Facebook! Here’s why he thinks so!

facebook news: Co-founder Chris Hughes thinks It’s time to break up Facebook! Here’s why he thinks so!

The success story of Facebook is certainly an inspiration for many of us. most of us especially the budding entrepreneurs drive inspiration from the success story of Mark Zuckerberg.  we all know that Facebook was co-founded by Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. However, Chris has recently given a statement that It’s time to break up Facebook. Here we must also tell you that Kris has already ended his journey with Facebook in back in 2007.

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Why did Chris Hughes think It’s time to break up Facebook?

Chris Hughes thinks It's time to break up Facebook
facebook news today: Chris Hughes thinks It’s time to break up Facebook. Image Credits: CNBC.com

Chris is of the opinion that  Mark Zuckerberg controls a stronghold over three major communication channels online which is Facebook WhatsApp and Instagram.  therefore WhatsApp and Instagram must break up from Facebook and work as separate functional entities.

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Mark is a good, kind person. But I’m angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks,” writes Hughes.

“I’m disappointed in myself and the early Facebook team for not thinking more about how the News Feed algorithm could change our culture, influence elections and empower nationalist leaders,” he continues. “And I’m worried that Mark has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them.”

Chris Hughes on Mark Zuckerberg

Chris Hughes and Zuckerberg
facebook news today: Chris Hughes and Zuckerberg. Image Credits: Wall Street Journal

Chris also alleged that Mark is the one who controls 60% of voting share on Facebook, which means that he can decide what privacy algorithms should be followed, how should the news feed be controlled. He sets the rules for how to distinguish violent and incendiary speech from the merely offensive, and he can choose to shut down a competitor by acquiring, blocking or copying it.

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Monopoly by Facebook
Monopoly on Facebook. Image Credits: PCMag.com

He has also asked the government to reinforce the rules which can keep a check on the Monopoly of Facebook. Mark himself, has stated that he was open to regulation. In an article published by the Washington Post in March, the CEO tried to sketch out areas which he thought should be considered for regulation. Hughes waived it off by saying that it might just be an attempt to ward off a possible antitrust case against him.

Hughes thinks that Mark’s strategy for dominance has paid off really well. They have warded off almost all the possible competitors in the space. Even if someone decides to quit facebook, he does not have other equally exciting options.

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Reactions on Hughes comment over Mark Zuckerberg

Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president. Image Credits: Campaign

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications, reacted to Hughes opinion and said in that accountability “can only be achieved through the painstaking introduction of new rules for the internet.”

Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability,” he said. “But you don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company.”

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